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      Post #79497, posted on 11-17-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Lets do it again....

      Three photos of up to five models entered. Holidays are coming up so how about December 31st for an entry deadline to allow people to take/submit photos and for people working for Telford some time afterwards?

      To keep things "fresh" nothing entered/winning prior to 2020 so 2021 IPMS/Airliners International/Telford ARE OK and encouraged.

      Mail photos to me at bac707gray(at)gmail.com

      I'll sort/organize them on Flickr again and share a link once there are models/photos to post.


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      Airlinercafe 2021
      Online Model Contest
      Entries are limited to models of commercial aviation.

      The deadline to submit entries into the model contest is 2400 hrs midnight Pacific Time Sunday December 31st Judging will take place soon afterwards.

      Scale Model Airliner Contest Categories
      Awards 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
      • Large Prop & Jet (1/100 scale and larger)
      • Small Prop (1/100 scale and smaller)
      • Medium Jet (1/125 to 1/149 scale)
      • Small Jet (1/150 scale or smaller)
      • Diorama/Collection
      • Major conversion
      • Vacuform / Scratch-built
      • Flights of Fancy
      • Youth
      Clint Groves Memorial Judges Best of Show
      Most Popular
      Special Award special paint schemes


      Scale Model Airliner Contest Rules
      Big 3 rules
      Each entrant may enter up to 5 models. Each model entry may consist of up to 3 photos. Share/enter something new.



      The craft of scale model building is a hobby of individual achievement and significant artistic content. Modelers take great pleasure in displaying their work to fellow enthusiasts. The Airlinercafe online model contest is designed to provide a place for modelers to display their models and to include a measure of competition for feedback and acknowledgement of their skills.
      1. All works must be the sole work of the person whose name appears on the entry form as the “Modeler”.
      2. The Lead Judge shall exclude or remove from competition or display any entry considered by the Contest officials to be inappropriate or offensive to generally acknowledged standards of decency and acceptability.
      3. An aircraft that has won an award in a previous AI model contest is ineligible unless it has become part of a diorama or collection that has never won an award in a previous AI model contest. Likewise, an aircraft that won an award as part of a diorama or collection in a previous AI model contest may enter individually.
      4. Any material may be utilized for construction. This includes but is not limited to polystyrene, epoxy, rubber, wood, paper and metal.
      5. Entries are restricted to models of aircraft employed in airline operations. The term aircraft refers to any flying machine. An airline operation refers to a company whose primary source of revenue is derived from the air transportation of goods or passengers. Aircraft include those operated by the airline for transportation, research, route survey, aerial spraying, fire fighting or training. Aircraft in military operations are not allowed. Examples of eligible aircraft: A) A civil cargo DC-8 without markings based on its airliner transport type in obvious airline operations, B) A Beechcraft 18 in SMB Stage Coach markings based on its notable airline markings. C) The Hindenburg airship based upon its obvious airline operation. D) An American Airlines Stinson Reliant based upon its notable markings and airline route survey operations. E) A Delta Air Lines C-130/L-100.
      6. The Lead Judge will decide any question concerning model eligibility or category placement.
      7. Every modeler’s work is a creative work of art. Because the contest seeks to rate these works of art, the results are strictly subjective. However, judges will strive to evaluate each model in five key areas: A) Craftsmanship, B) Authenticity, C) Finish, D) Detail, and E) Realism.
      8. Bases or stands are allowed only to the extent necessary to display the model in its proper stance and shall not be considered in the judging process. The term Base or Stand does not apply to the diorama category. Judges may handle models to the degree necessary for evaluation and thus, the model must not be secured to a base. The base or stand must not be the predominant feature of the entry and must be of a size proportionate to the model. The Lead Judge may exclude any oversize base. A base may include one figure and/or one piece of ground equipment. Additional figures, equipment or any structure such as a dock, fence, or building constitutes a diorama.
      9. Scratch-built category entries may incorporate parts from other kits, but these parts should be unrelated to their original identity, except for minor items such as wheels, propellers, spinners, etc.
      10. Conversion category entries must contain significant structural changes to a kit to produce a different version of the basic aircraft. Significant changes include any change in fuselage length, wingspan or nacelle area that requires splicing in or cutting out a section(s). A minor change in dimensions achieved by changes to nose, tail cone, wing tips or tail height is a not a conversion. Any change in dimensions that is meant to correct a kit’s error and not to produce a different version of the aircraft is not a conversion. Examples: Reducing the fuselage of the Heller DC-6B kit to produce a DC-6 is a conversion. Splicing in a section of fuselage on the Revell DC-7C kit to correct the kit’s fuselage length error is not a conversion. Splicing in a section of each nacelle area of the Revell L.1049G kit to correct the kit’s error is not a conversion. However, splicing in the nacelle areas of the Revell L.1049G kit and modifying the window pattern and nose cone to produce an L.1049 (sometimes referred to as an L.1049A) is a conversion. Re-engining the Revell DC-8-10 with fan engines to produce a DC-8-50 is not a conversion.
      11. A diorama is a combination of model(s) and a believable setting. Diorama category entries shall be judged for technical merit in all areas of construction. The model components of a diorama will be judged to the same criteria of craftsmanship, authenticity, finish, detail and realism that individual categories are subject to. In addition, the diorama shall be judged for how well the presentation combines individual elements to form a realistic and/or plausible setting for the primary model(s). A diorama should also attempt to tell a story, set a mood or create an atmosphere that sets it apart from a model that merely rests on a base. Models in a diorama may be secured to the base.
      12. A collection shall be judged with a diorama but does not have to meet the requirements of a believable setting. A collection is normally a group of related aircraft and should have a particular theme. Examples: A collection of all the variants of Lockheed Constellations operated by TWA, or a collection of all the Douglas airliners, DC-1 through DC-10.
      13. Flights of Fancy category entries may be either factual aircraft with liveries of airlines that never operated that type or hypothetical aircraft in either fact-based or purely imaginative liveries. These entries shall be judged for craftsmanship, finish and detail as well as imaginative qualities. The criteria of authenticity and realism do not apply.
      14. No “sweeps” of awards will be allowed (i.e. no person shall win 1st, 2nd, 3rd awards in a category). It is possible for a person to win two awards in a category or other awards in other categories.
      15. All competition entries shall be accompanied with an entry form.
      16. There shall be no badgering of any judge. Any concerns must be addressed to the Lead Judge. Contestants who desire a critique of their work may approach the Lead Judge.
      17. The Contest Chairperson or Lead Judge may waive any rule if circumstances warrant.

      Judging Criteria and Procedures
      CRAFTSMANSHIP: Basic building qualities. Seams filled (wing root, leading edges, fuselage halves, pylons, engine cowlings/intakes, etc.)? Are wing trailing edges thin? No fingerprints, glue marks or sanding marks. Dihedral and stance correct?
      • AUTHENTICITY: (Not applicable to Flights-of-Fancy): Correct version of aircraft? Are the markings correct? Are the props and engines correct? Have kit errors been corrected (shape of nose, cowlings, etc., size of tires, windows, props, etc.)? In other words, is everything as it should be?
      • FINISH: Quality of paint job (no runs, orange peel, fingerprints, etc.). Quality of metal areas (foiling job, metalizing, etc.). Decal placement. Hand lettering. Overall sheen. Note on weathering: Judges shall not penalize a model for its weathering effects or lack of. Aircraft may be finished as a clean brand new look or a weathered, in-use example.
      • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Antennas, lights, doors, wheel wells, vents & scoops, wheels & tires, control surfaces, pitot tubes, drains, probes, fan blades, exhaust stacks, engine accessories, cowl flaps, interior of cockpit and cabin, windows (clear), etc. Size of the model dictates how much detail should be reasonably added. Generally, the bigger the model, the more detail. Small models will not be penalized. In other words, has the builder paid a proper amount of attention as can be reasonably expected?
      • REALISM (Not applicable to Flights-of-Fancy): This is sort of a combination of all of the above. Simply put, does the model or diorama look like a miniature version of the real thing?
      • IMAGINATION: (Applies only to the Flights-of-Fancy category): Imaginative qualities of the subject.
      • THEME: (Applies only to Diorama/Collection category): A diorama should have a believable setting that attempts to tell a story, set a mood or create an atmosphere that sets it apart from a model that merely rests on a base. A collection should have a theme that is unified and complete.

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      Post #79501, posted on 11-17-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Whoot!!!

      Steve Jacobson emailed me some beautiful photos that I've started to post. I'm certain I'll do some "fine tuning" but its a great start. Chance to check the links to the photos as well. Thanks Steve. He is duly noted as the first person to send photos/enter.

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      https://www.flickr.com/photos/17926316@N05/collections/72157720163145677/


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      Post #79503, posted on 11-18-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for kicking this off again. Your prodigious efforts are always greatly appreciated. I will FINALLY get up the guts to submit one of my recent Flying Boats. I am at a loss as to where to download the entry forms. Anyone able to guide me ?

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      Post #79504, posted on 11-18-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Insureart,
      Thanks for your interest. Looking forward to seeing your models. No forms to complete. Just email photos to bac707gray(at)gmail.com. In the message just include:

      Who you are:
      Scale of model:
      Kit and decal used:
      What category you think the model should go in:
      Any other information of interest:

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      Post #79508, posted on 11-19-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Insureart,
      Thanks for your interest. Looking forward to seeing your models. No forms to complete. Just email photos to bac707gray(at)gmail.com. In the message just include:

      Who you are:
      Scale of model:
      Kit and decal used:
      What category you think the model should go in:
      Any other information of interest:

      Ken


      Thanks Ken !

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      Post #79532, posted on 11-25-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      You guys may make me actually finish something for once...

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      Post #79534, posted on 11-26-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Woot!!!

      Some more beautiful models entered and posted. Everyone still has a month to finish and email some photos.
      If anyone is hesitant about building for a deadline I've decided to do yet another Entex Pocket Pak 727. Parts are cut off the sprues and I'm in the process of ordering decals. Will I finish it in time??? Only time will tell.


      Link to photos/models already entered.


      Entry details are at the beginning of the thread.


      https://www.flickr.com/photos/17926316@N05/collections/72157720163145677/



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      Post #79546, posted on 11-28-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Email sent! Thanks again for running this!!

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      Post #79572, posted on 12-02-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Yea its a busy time of year.....But I know that people have built/finished/shared models in the past year. Hopefully there are more people finishing models/taking photos. Your last chance to enter something for 2021 :-)

      Ahmed....How about your 737? How about the folks I know who entered some beautiful models at Airliners this year?

      I'll set up a poll about mid month and people can also vote for their favorite entered model as well.


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